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Britishness, empire, and Hong Kong
Mark Hampton

States Information Services. 46 More broadly, of course, it stemmed from the increasing American cultural presence in Britain itself, as in so many other countries. Yet while American sources (like Australian ones) come into this story from time to time, the focus remains on the British cultural engagement with Hong Kong. A second point bears emphasising: this book is based entirely on English

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Kate Bowan and Paul A. Pickering

hymn, “Onward Christian Soldiers,”’ which was purportedly ‘splendidly sung by a Maori choir’. 21 This pattern of cross-cultural engagement continued. Two thousand Pākehā turned out in 1911 to support the equivalent number of Māori for the unveiling of the memorial to Māori leader Tamahau Mahupuku. After the ‘welcome haka ’ was danced, a Māori choir sang hymns in both Māori and English. 22

in Sounds of liberty
Postwar contexts
Mark Hampton

that had doubtless been shaped by the experience of British rule. These themes will be further developed in subsequent chapters in the context of analysing the British cultural engagement with Hong Kong. At the same time, Britain’s position in Hong Kong was influenced by its own domestic politics, albeit to a much lesser extent. As noted in the introduction, during the first three postwar decades, Hong

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Bodies and environments in Italy and England

This book explores whether early modern people cared about their health, and what did it mean to lead a healthy life in Italy and England. According to the Galenic-Hippocratic tradition, 'preservative' medicine was one of the three central pillars of the physician's art. Through a range of textual evidence, images and material artefacts, the book documents the profound impact which ideas about healthy living had on daily practices as well as on intellectual life and the material world in Italy and England. Staying healthy and health conservation was understood as depending on the careful management of the six 'Non-Naturals': the air one breathed, food and drink, excretions, sleep, exercise and repose, and the 'passions of the soul'. The book provides fresh evidence about the centrality of the Non-Naturals in relation to groups whose health has not yet been investigated in works about prevention: babies, women and convalescents. Pregnancy constituted a frequent physical state for many women of the early modern European aristocracy. The emphasis on motion and rest, cleansing the body, and improving the mental and spiritual states made a difference for the aristocratic woman's success in the trade of frequent pregnancy and childbirth. Preventive advice was not undifferentiated, nor simply articulated by individual complexion. Examining the roles of the Non-Naturals, the book provides a more holistic view of convalescent care. It also deals with the paradoxical nature of perceptions about the Neapolitan environment and the way in which its airs were seen to affect human bodies and health.

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The cultural construction of the British world
Barry Crosbie and Mark Hampton

this global system, seek to frame their work in more comparative and contrastive studies. Chapters One and Two offer sweeping examinations of Britons’ cultural engagement with the indigenous peoples they encountered in their empire, through accounts that between them show markedly different attitudes toward colonial peoples. Philippa Levine’s chapter relates British representations of

in The cultural construction of the British world
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Postcolonial hangovers
Mark Hampton

Filth (2006), reminded at least some readers of Britain’s history with Hong Kong. As we have seen, though, much of the British cultural engagement with Hong Kong had long since ceased to be distinctly ‘British’, well before the Handover. Even if newspapers routinely included the obligatory phrase ‘the former British colony’ in most stories about Hong Kong, it was not uncommon for commentators to treat

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
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Brian Stoddart

Unlikely though it is that he had cricket in mind when noting that ‘terms of cultural engagement, whether antagonistic or affiliative, are produced performatively’, Homi Bhabha might well agree that the West Indies game bears out his maxim perfectly. After all, his comments on the ‘social articulation of difference’ and the struggle for recognition, along with the

in The imperial game
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Audiences and stakeholders in the history of medicine
Solveig Jülich and Sven Widmalm

.), Audiences and Publics: When Cultural Engagement Matters for the Public Sphere (Bristol: Intellect, 2005); and V. Nightingale (ed.), Handbook of Media Audiences (Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). 8 V. Nightingale, ‘Introduction’, in Nightingale (ed.), Handbook of Media Audiences , pp. 1

in Communicating the history of medicine
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Physician-publics, citizen-audiences and a half-century of health-care debates in Canada
Sasha Mullally and Greg Marchildon

and outside Saskatchewan, and as such has engaged historians’ attention since the 1980s. This historiography is dominated by public policy analyses, and is undeveloped insofar as social and cultural history is concerned. The interaction between the public and audiences over the 1962 strike illuminates the ways that cultural engagement through historical writing shaped debates about Medicare within the public sphere. For the focus, especially

in Communicating the history of medicine
The career of William Lewis
Tom Lockwood

poetic technique is not always secure; but it is not, all the same, an unserious question to have asked: for the parallel that the lines propose between the skills of the poet and those of the preacher surely must have been central to someone with Lewis’s training and cultural engagements. Memories of Fenton as a preacher here shape the space within which the memorial poem can be received: But when I came where hee did diuinely steale Away admiring heart[e]s Enflamd with Zeale And like a fruitfull meteor showre like snow, Vpon their head[e]s, Beloued It is Soe

in Chaplains in early modern England